TRS MLA KT Rama Rao moved the motion as N Kiran Kumar Reddy rose to continue his speech on the draft Bill. (Agencies)
Recalling Kiran Reddy’s statement on the floor of the House on February 20, 2011, that he would implement the Government of India's decision on the bifurcation issue, Rama Rao alleged that the Andhra Chief Minister has gone back on his promise.
"The Chief Minister repeatedly told this House that the bifurcation issue has to be decided by the Centre and that he would implement the decision, whatever it be. But, he has now openly opposed the draft Bill that provides for creation of a Telangana state. This amounts to misleading the House," TRS member said and moved a privilege motion against the Andhra Chief
Rama Rao also took exception to the Andhra Pradesh CM quoting from the speeches of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and some other MPs in Parliament.
"As per rules of the House, the Chief Minister can't quote from the Parliament's records without issuing a notice. This is a violation of rules," he said.
The Andhar Pradesh CM continued his address and reiterated that the Telangana region would suffer the most if Andhra Pradesh is bifurcated.
"Telangana will become an upper riparian state and will have to forego a large share of river water. Currently, irrigation projects worth Rs 12,700 crore are underway in Telangana in the Krishna Basin. These projects, particularly those in Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts, will go waste,"
Anhdra chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said.
TRS MLA KT Rama Rao moved the motion as N Kiran Kumar Reddy rose to continue his speech on the draft Bill.